On October 7th, I performed a public meditative piece called “Strands” with two other female Asian artists Amabelle Aguiluz and Joy Wu Shuang in Helms Design Center, Culver City, LA.
STRANDS is juxtaposing the idea of Feminism and Femininity. We are a group of independent female creatives who are trying to innovate within the ancient crafts that are traditionally weaved into domestic identities, shifting the art-making space from domestic to public.
STRANDS is a visualization & reenactment of how the word ‘strands’ is perceived by three female Asian artists. These artists take traditional tools to give voice to contemporary issues, using lines from textile, brush strokes and instruments to connect us, bind us, and hopefully de-tangle all the knots of illusions that are detracting us from the ‘truth’.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ check out my latest newsletter link on my bio! ⠀ .⠀ @amabelleaguiluz @wolfjoy @cjloo⠀ #sijieloo #amabelleaguiluz #joywu #asianartists #artistsupportingartist #womenscollective #femaleartists #artisttalk #culvercity #helmsbakerydistrict #strands
Amabelle Aguiluz, Artist is a Filipino-American fiber artist with extensive background in clothing design, Joy Wu is a masterful Chinese dulcimer player trained in Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing who also plays the electric bass, and Si Jie Loo is a Malaysian Chinese visual artist who dives into the spirit of ancient China to contemplate modernity.